A few months back I had no idea that these tiny treats even existed, and now I eat them all the time! I randomly stumbled upon them at our local BJ’s wholesale club and figured I would give them a try because they are raw and contain just two ingredients, dates and almonds. Seriously these things are like miniature candy bars they are sweet but have that crunch from the almonds and are kind of gooey in the middle. I will eat them mostly by themselves as a little snack two is a serving size and do have a decent amount of calories considering how tiny they are but they are packed with flavor, vitamins, and nutrients.
I just saw an episode of Giada at Home on the Food Network and she made a Banana Walnut Smoothie that looked really good with almond milk, walnuts, and a few other ingredients. I decided to put my own spin on in and use these little date rolls in place of the walnuts that hers called for.
1c Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Almond Date Roll
3/4c Frozen Mango
3/4c Frozen Pineapple
Total Calories: 296 for entire recipe which is great for breakfast or for a snack you could split the recipe into two servings at 148 calories per serving of course this will vary depending on the brands and size of banana.
I definitely noticed a difference with the dates, they added just a little bit of extra sweetness and combined with the banana gave a perfect creamy texture that was delicious! I will be making this over and over again this summer it’s so good!